Fleer Fleer, n. 1. A word or look of derision or mockery. [1913 Webster]

And mark the fleers, the gibes, and notable scorn. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A grin of civility; a leer. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

A sly, treacherous fleer on the face of deceivers. --South. [1913 Webster]

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  • fleer — (fl[=e]r), [imp. & p. p. {fleered} (fl[=e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {fleering}.] [OE. flerien; cf. Scot. fleyr, Norw. flira to titter, giggle, laugh at nothing, MHG. vlerre, vlarre, a wide wound.] 1. To make a wry face in contempt, or to grin in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • fleer´er — fleer «flihr», verb, noun. –v.i. 1. to laugh or smile mockingly; jeer: »They re actually sneering at us, fleering at us, jeering at us! (Gilbert and Sullivan). 2. to laugh in a coarse, impudent, or unbecoming manner. –v.t. to laugh mockingly at;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fleer — Fleer, v. t. To mock; to flout at. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • fleer — index flout, fugitive, mock (deride) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fleer — (v.) c.1400, perhaps from Scandinavian (Cf. dial. Norw. flira, dialectal Dan. flire to grin, titter ). Related: Fleered; fleering …   Etymology dictionary

  • fleer — vb *scoff, jeer, gibe, gird, sneer, flout Analogous words: deride, mock, *ridicule: grin, *smile, smirk …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • fleer — [flir] vi., vt. [ME flerien, prob. < Scand, as in Dan dial., Norw flire, to snicker, laugh, prob. < IE base * plēi , bald, bare] to laugh derisively (at); sneer or jeer (at) n. a derisive grimace, laugh, etc.; gibe fleeringly adv …   English World dictionary

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